Shortly after Emma Moss found out Thursday, Oct. 1 that the Utah State Board of Education named her as a runner-up for the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year award, she had one of those days that is sure to rank as a highlight of her career. Since Moss was named as the 2020 Canyons Teacher of the Year in April, her students have been anxiously waiting to hear if she would be chosen as a statewide winner. On Thursday, they received the news with cheers and applause — and a tender exchange. “It was a great moment today,” Moss
From the second star to the right to an enchanted florist with a horrific plant. From a campy roller skate crew to a cursed castle haunted by a doomed prince, Canyons District’s middle schools and high schools are bringing plenty of excitement your way this spring to shake you out of the winter doldrums. Check your calendars there are plenty of dates from which to choose and enjoy one, or all, of these fantastic productions, which are sure to chase all the cobwebs away. All members of the public are invited to attend don’t miss out! Feb.
As a Staff Sargeant for the U.S. National Guard, Ryan Miller has two jobs: perform missions for his unit sometimes for weeks at a time and teach seventh- and eighth-grade science at Eastmont Middle School. Thanks to the support of Stacy Kurtzhals, former principal of Eastmont, Miller’s transition between deployment and working in the classroom is as seamless as it can be. Kurtzhals makes sure Miller has the plans he needs, that his students have a substitute if necessary, and he can trust his classroom is in good hands while he is away. Miller nominated Kurtzhals, who is
For sixth-graders, making the leap to middle school is a big transition but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. For nine years, Canyons District’s middle schools have opened their doors a day early to incoming 11- and 12-year-olds. This year’s middle-school orientation will be held the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 22, giving newcomers a chance to find their classes, meet their teachers, and attempt to open their lockers before the hectic hustle and bustle of the first day. The event eases back-to-school jitters by walking students through a day-in-the-life of middle school, albeit a shortened one. Students
On your mark, get set, go: The fifth-annual Canyons District Intramurals Cross Country Championship Meet will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Eastmont Middle, 10100 S. 1300 East. The event starts at 9 a.m. with a Parade of Athletes. At the race, the top three girls and three boys from each of Canyons District’s eight middle schools will run a 1.5-mile cross country race around Eastmont’s campus. The girls’ race will start at 9:30 a.m. Organizers hope to start the boys’ race at 10 a.m. The race is the 2013-2014 school year’s first contest for the middle-school intramural athletics program,